For Writers

Three Plotting Methods

Whether you are a plotter, pantser, or a hybrid plantser, plotting methods can help either in outlining or revising your story. Check out three awesome plotting methods that I’ve used and loved over the years.

For Writers

World as a Platform for Theme

What came first, the character or the world? What about the theme? When crafting your world, it is important to consider how your theme or message will be expressed throughout the setting. Take a look at some info about world and theme in this article.

For Writers, Writing Process

What Makes a Well-Written Character?

What makes the difference between a well-written character and a poorly-written one? Well here are some of the things my students said as well as tips to help you avoid the mistakes that many authors make when putting their characters into their stories.

For Writers, Inspiration, prompts

Making Prompts Work for You

Last week, I talked about different types of writing prompts in the hopes that it will help anyone looking for help getting ideas for their stories to realize that there are a ton of options out there for you. This week, I wanted to dive into a few helpful tips and tricks that I’ve learned… Continue reading Making Prompts Work for You

For Writers, Inspiration, nanowrimo, prompts

A Few Types of Writing Prompts

I absolutely love writing prompts. That’s why I use them in my classroom and have a whole Pinterest board dedicated to them. I have written a number of stories using prompts, but I’ve come to realize that not everyone likes them or uses them like I do. Some of my students mentioned that they really… Continue reading A Few Types of Writing Prompts

For Writers

Finding Inspiration Through RAFT Writing

Put simply, RAFT writing is a creative writing exercise that was designed to make you consider different perspectives and formats for your writing. I use it all the time with my students and many of my students had a hard time grasping the concept the first time, but found it more and more interesting the… Continue reading Finding Inspiration Through RAFT Writing